Council on Aging Receives 10K Grant from Bi-Lo Holdings

NCCOA received a grant through its Aging Senior Veteran's Hunger Initiative program which aspires to reduce hunger and malnutrition among seniors.

Council on Aging Receives 10K Grant from Bi-Lo HoldingsPictured: From L to R: Winn-Dixie Service Area Manager Katelyn Finsness, NCCOA Director Janice Ancrum and Store Director Mark Giddens award a display check to NCCOA. These funds will be used by NCCOA to help offset homebound senior hunger and malnutrition in Nassau County.

Nassau County, FL – Nassau County Council on Aging (NCCOA) is pleased to announce they were selected to receive a ten thousand dollar grant from Bi-Lo Holdings/Winn Dixie Foundation. The mission of the Bi-Lo Holdings/Winn-Dixie Foundation is to help launch or facilitate sustainable programs that alleviate hunger directly or enhance hunger-related education or Health initiatives.

NCCOA received this grant through its Aging Senior Veteran’s Hunger Initiative program which aspires to reduce hunger and malnutrition among seniors, and disabled home-bound veterans in Nassau County through the delivery of nutritionally balanced meals to their homes.

The Aging Senior Veterans Hunger Initiative came about after the organization, Feed our Vets, reported hunger among the nation’s 1.2 million vets over 60 years of age had reached critical levels. While this initiative targets senior veterans, it will NOT exclude eligible non-veteran seniors from being served by NCCOA’s Home Delivered Meals program. Some of these awarded funds will be used for the Senior Veteran’s Hunger Initiative which will free up other funding sources, allowing NCCOA to feed additional homebound seniors.

“We are so thankful to receive this grant from the Bi-Lo Holdings/Winn-Dixie Foundation,” said Janice Ancrum, NCCOA’s Executive Director. “We strive to feed as many homebound seniors as our funding will allow, but sadly, there are those who still go hungry on a regular basis. This grant will definitely help to alleviate this problem,” she added.

In its 40th year serving the needs of Nassau County seniors, The Nassau County Council on Aging is a 501(3)(c) not for profit agency. We cheerfully deliver critical services to Nassau County seniors through five outreach programs: Home Health Services, Transportation Services, Meals on Wheels, and Adult Day Healthcare while operating Two Senior Centers. The COA is partially funded by local and federal grants and donations from local individuals and businesses.

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